After the gran éxito in June, the Argentina Independent is bringing back the Buenos Aires Underground Market this weekend and we will be there! I had a hard time deciding what to make this time around, but after some taste-testing two tried and true favorites have made it to the menu. Fruit Pizza will be making its debut, and the Tres Leches shall return.
Once again, the Underground Market will offer a huge variety of delicious artisanal foods. There’ll be desserts from Kelly Poindexter, good eats from NOLA Chef, chocolates from Jueves a la Mesa, hot sauce, goat cheese, spring rolls, smoothies, and my personal weakness: hand-crafted beer! We’ll be back at IMPA La Fábrica, an old factory space in Almagro with muy buena onda. The event starts at noon and goes til 5pm, but get there early for the best selection. Good food goes fast, y’know. RSVP on Facebook for more deets.
I don’t think I’d be remiss if I said that most of the vendors, as well as the Argentina Independent, were overwhelmed by the success of the first Buenos Aires Underground Market this past weekend. With more than 700 people turning out on a chilly Saturday afternoon to sample homemade goods with origins from all over the world, I definitely wouldn’t be remiss in saying that it was a huge success.
The event was so popular, another one is being planned for September. And because I’m a master-planner-aheader, of course I’m already plotting my revised menu. The Tres Leches probably needs to make an encore appearance, but I’d like to expand the options for next time. Stay tuned.
I discovered so many fun, like-minded folks creating delicious and creative comidas, it was well-worth the experience even aside from the fact that we sold hundreds of slices of Tres Leches in a matter of hours. Here’s a list of the other fine vendors from the first BA Underground Market, so you can get your hot sauce fix before September: